We are thrilled to announce this year’s Chai Wallah line-up featuring Will Varley, Sam Green and The Midnight Heist, four-piece band Hot feet who combine folk-influenced melodies with rootsy blues-rock instrumentation the tropical folk-rock, roll vigour of Time for T, and big folk The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble.
Bringing a horn heavy and funk driven live show to the fields is The Mouse Outfit, The Gene Dudley who represent an outpouring of deep soul and funk music and turntablists in their own right dynamic DJ duo The Allergies whose musical influences encompass funk, soul, disco and hip-hop plus high-octane afro-rock-fun Agbeko.
Rousing the ramble and taking the UK world/roots music scene apart with their full-on musical attack is Shanty whose modern twist on classic roots reggae is deemed as some of the ‘Best of British Reggae’ by David Rodigan and 8 piece reggae group General Skank.
Plus adding to the incredible lineup is diminutive Glasweigan powerhouse MC Soom T, seven-piece band Solko, singer-songwriter Leron Thomas, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Lack of Afro (a.k.a Adam Gibbons), drum and bass soul diva Jenna G, rising star Jalen N’Gonda, fearsome drummer and MC Horseman & The Upper Cut Band, ska band Gringo Ska, rowdy seven-piece and Gin Bowlers, Bristol’s best dance act Dr Meaker’s, new band Daytoner, instrumental geniuses Chainska Brassika and hip hop artist Akua Naru.
Renowned for their incredible sound system and legendary party vibes Chai Wallahs also provides an array of hot booze brews, cocktails, Smoothies & Juices, PIzza’s and pasta’s and the traditional breakfast. Its a great place to kick back, refill, refresh and kick off again.
Previous artists have included the likes of Rag N Boneman, Will & The People, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Dreadzone, The Mouse Outfit, Reeps One, Hidden Orchestra, The John Langan Band, Craig Charles, Mr Scruff, Little Dragon, Zion Train, Ghostpoet, Prince Fatty, Broken Brass Ensemble, Wrongtom, The Apples, Jungle By Night, MX Xander, Kate Tempest & Jamie Woon
This years line up has been programmed to offer not stop goodness and sooth you through the earlier part of the day with a selection of folk and alternative music and then…. continually build your festival spirit throughout the day with different upbeat, feel good party vibes.
Join us in rousing the rabble in the Chai Wallah stage with musical influences from roots music, hip-hop, ska, folk and reggae from all around the world!
We’ll see you in the fields! x